Chairperson – Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The Health and Care Professions Council

Protecting the public

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.   Continue reading

We’re back !! Boardroom Apprentice 2018

The Boardroom Apprentice 2018 is now open for applications

The Boardroom Apprentice is 12-month board training and placement programme to encourage new people to come forward to give their time and share their skills with our third and public-sector boards. It is built on three core pillars:

  1. Provision of a 12-month Board Apprentice placement to gain experience
  2. The transfer of knowledge and learning to the Boardroom Apprentice through the delivery of a suite of training
  3. Support for the Boardroom Apprentice through an assigned board buddy

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Radius Housing seeking Board Members

Radius Housing was formed in 2017 through the coming together of Helm and Fold Housing Associations. Radius provides quality and affordable social housing in 80 towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland. We provide sheltered housing for the over 55’s and general needs housing for families and single people. We also offer a range of specialist care and support facilities for the frail, elderly, people with dementia and learning disabilities and other complex needs. Currently our turnover is £85m pa and we own 12,500 properties and we develop 400 new homes each year.   Continue reading

Non Executive Chair & Members (2) sought for the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

The Department of Health is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Chair and two Non-Executive Lay Members to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland.  

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) has responsibility for improving interagency co-operation on the safeguarding of children. It monitors how its member agencies are co-operating together and how they are performing against the statutory duty to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Essential Criteria

  • The Non-Executive Members require no specific formal qualifications however all applicants must meet the following four essential criteria:
  • Business Sense; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Engagement; Self Awareness and Personal Contribution.

Additional criteria for Chair Post

  • Applicants for the Non-Executive Chair post must meet the following additional criterion: Leadership.

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Recruitment for Registration and Fitness to Practise Chairs and Committee Members

NISCC is recruiting for three Lay Chairs and six Social Care Members (five social workers and one social care worker) to join our registration and Fitness to Practise Committees.

For all of these roles, you will need to be able to understand, evaluate and form judgements about complex information to make fair decisions. You must be able to work well in a team and communicate your views clearly and concisely. NISCC will provide you with training in the Rules and processes you must apply in each of these Committees. Appointments will be dependent on you successfully completing the training.

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Non Executive Finance Director appointed to Belfast Trust

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill today announced the appointment of a Non-Executive Finance Director to Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT). Mr. Gordon Smyth was appointed as Non-Executive Lay Director, with effect from 5 April 2016 for a period of four years.

This appointment carries a time commitment of one day per week and may involve commitment both inside and outside normal working hours. The Non-Executive Director role within the Belfast Trust attracts an annual remuneration of £7,960.  Continue reading

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) seeking two lay members to its Council

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is seeking to appoint two lay members to its Council.

Council members play a key role in setting strategy and policy and ensuring the HCPC fulfils its statutory duties and responsibilities.

Candidates require experience in corporate governance, strategic planning and collective decision making and must have a good grasp of regulatory principles.

As ambassadors for the HCPC, they will need the ability to form strong relationships and uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.

Candidates for this role must not be on the HCPC Register or engaged in practise, teaching, managing or researching in, one of the professions regulated by the HCPC.

As a UK-wide regulator, HCPC encourages applications from individuals across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Continue reading

Non Executive Directors wanted by the Care Quality Commission

The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors to the Care Quality Commission (CQC); one as the Healthwatch England Chair, one with digital/commercial expertise and one who can bring service user experience.

CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care providers in England and has a key responsibility in the overall assurance of safety and quality.  Continue reading